National Inventors Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame
Now open: an experience built to honor, inspire and challenge.
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NOW OPEN: THE NATIONAL INVENTORS HALL OF FAME
The newly renovated National Inventors Hall of Fame on the United States Patent and Trademark Office campus in Alexandria, VA. Experience the gallery of icons illustrating each of the 500+ Inductees and their great technological achievements that helped stimulate growth for our nation and beyond. The National Inventors Hall of Fame inspires the next generation of innovators by connecting them through the story of invention. Families and groups can interact with and explore our kiosks and archives during their visit.
Our Beginning

Founded in 1973

The Hall of Fame was founded in 1973 by the National Council of Patent Law Associations, now the National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Previously located in Akron, OH, the Hall of Fame was moved in 2008 to the campus of the USPTO in Alexandria, VA.



The Inductee Gallery

Inspiration for Generations.

The new Hall of Fame opened its doors on May 22, 2014, and each of our more than 500 Inductees is represented with the gallery of icons.  This grand display depicts each patent that launched an ambitious inventor to this pinnacle of achievement.  Interactive kiosks allow visitors to explore our unrivaled archives in depth.

Whether you’re uncovering inspiring facts about our Inductees or witnessing our education programs in action, a wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips.

Other Features

The Hall of Fame also Features:

  • Portrait gallery — demonstrating the history of our patent system.
  • The Isaac Fleischmann Theatre — where films bring our Inductees’ stories to life.
  • The Hall of Fame store — offering unique items to supplement and commemorate your visit.
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Collegiate Inventors Competition
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